Manhood in "Romance of Three Kingdoms" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Manhood in "Romance of Three Kingdoms"
An analysis of the depiction of manhood in "Romance of Three Kingdoms".
# 138619 | 2,250 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (General)


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The paper explores in some detail the character of Guan Yu and the relationships he fashioned with Lui Bei and Zhang Fei at the beginning of the novel - relationships which speak to the heart of both the vitality of comradely relationships amongst men and also the dangers they posed to the rigidly hierarchical Confucian order. The paper devotes time to looking at Chinese culture and concludes that male bonding in Three Kingdoms cherished masculine virtues but did not cherish the state; as such, it was a definitive threat to the existing order that, ironically enough, was inherently patriarchal.

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"The following paper will look at the depiction of manhood in "Romance of Three Kingdoms". In particular, the paper will explore in some detail the character of Guan Yu and the relationships he fashioned with Lui Bei and Zhang Fei at the beginning of the novel - relationships which speak to the heart of both the vitality of comradely relationships amongst men and also the dangers they posed to the rigidly hierarchical Confucian order. Before delving into the text, however, significant time needs to be devoted to looking at Chinese culture - in part as it is depicted in other noteworthy..."

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